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Joker: A Serious Film for a Serious Monster

Few comic book villains incite as much controversy as the Joker. Introduced in Batman #1 on April 1940, the Clown Prince of Crime is Batman’s most well-known adversary and one of the most vicious characters in all of modern American literature.

“Titans” Casts Esai Morales As Deathstroke For Season 2

For non comic book readers, their first introduction to the character Deathstroke, AKA Slade Wilson, may have been his animated portrayal voiced by Ron Pearlman (Hellboy) in the 2003 Cartoon Network series Teen Titans. For others, it would be a decade later on the CW show Arrow, where New Zealand actor Manu Bennett portrayed the […]

“Aquaman” Star Jason Momoa Victim of Fake Groping Video

Jason Momoa, star of the blockbuster DCEU film ‘Aquaman,” has recently become the victim of a smear attempt this week over an altered video taken out of context, that accuses him of fondling Lola Iolani Momoa, his eleven-year-old daughter. The real and unaltered recording, which lasts seven minutes and eight seconds, was taken at the […]

DC’s Titans is Surprisingly Good

Like many other TV watching nerds, I was skeptical about DC Universe’s Titans series. I was made even more skeptical after attending San Diego Comic-Con, where Starfire’s gaudy fur coat and unflattering wig were on display at the DC Universe installation in the Gaslamp District. But apparently a well-paced superhero mystery ensemble set in a […]

Fan Theory: There Will Be 3 Cinematic Jokers In The DCEU

Like his arch nemesis, the Joker has gone through many live-action incarnations, each one a unique take on the Clown Prince of Crime. But despite terrorizing Gothamites since April 1940, filmmakers continue to find fresh new takes on the enigmatic Harlequin of Hate; from Cesar Romero’s silver-age pop-criminal to Jared Leto’s flashy urban gangster. Ever […]

The DC Streaming Service – Is It Worth Trying Out?

Streaming services have exploded in popularity over the past decade, promising to dwarf the basic cable market in the years ahead. Made into a household name courtesy of Netflix, streaming exists in the limitless world referred to by the entertainment industry as “new media,”  AKA the internet. As scheduled programming ages into a relic of […]

Dragon Con: An Unconventional Nerd Convention

Header Photo: by Dan Ethan As a child of the 90s, I grew up with the unique experience of watching comic book and pop culture conventions evolve from stigmatized gatherings often referred to as “dork parades” by my peers in school to Hollywood-funded powerhouses everyday people yearn to one day attend. It was not until […]